Dick Cheney was Vice-President of the United States under President George W. Bush, Secretary of Defence under George H.W. Bush and White House Chief of Staff under Gerald Ford.
House Intelligence Committee
- "Cheney had been a consumer of intelligence in the Ford White House, so he would bring a basic familiarity to his work on the Committee. But oversight required much greater knowledge. So Cheney began to study. He bought a series of books that had been recently published by the Consortium for the Study of Intelligence and edited by a Professor at Georgetown University, Roy Godson. Cheney scribbled his thoughts on the inside flap of one of those books, Intelligence Requirements for the 1980s, Elements of Intelligence. 
- ↑ Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President, by Stephen F. Hayes, HarperCollins, 2007, p.180.